I just got home from my walk today, when lo and behold, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Date Street right next to the Tweet Street playground are a couple of friendly folks collecting used and unwanted textiles. Here’s a pic!
Their website is www.rippletextilerecycling.com and they raise money by collecting old, stained or torn clothing, bedding, towels, shoes, stuffed animals . . . you name it! Wearable and useable items are sent to developing nations. The other stuff is ground up and converted into new products. They earn 10 cents a pound, and the proceeds are donated to local charities.
The money raised today will go to the YWCA Cortez Hill Family Center!
Please check out their website and make a note of their upcoming events!
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Thanks, Richard for the post! It was nice meeting you today. Your neighborhood is beautiful and the residents were very supportive and generous in their donations! Hats off to Lissa for organizing the fundraiser. Such a s great cause to support! If you know a school or nonprofit that needs to raise funds, ask them to contact us!
It was a pleasure to meet you, too! Good luck!